Toyoyama, Japan-based marble machine-maker Denha spends almost ten minutes documenting his complex and noisy marble machine. It’s a mix of wooden lifts, brass wire ramps, and turning pieces powered by a motor. Though observing the machine in the first minute feels sufficient at first, the machine’s more intricate interactions are revealed in the additional minutes.
To explore engineering, physics, and tinkering first-hand, we highly recommend these laser-cut birch wood Marbleocity kits. They’re super fun.
Related marble machine and engineering videos include steel track rolling ball sculptures by kinetic artist Tom Harold, COS & Snarkitecture’s Loop, Marble Mountain, and Paul Grundbacher’s wooden marble machines.
via The Awesomer.